Evans wrestler Drew Eller uses the summer to get better on the mat

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Evans, Ga--When it's all said and done Drew Eller will go down as one of the top wrestlers ever in the state of Georgia. He's yet to lose a high school match as he gears up for his senior season at Evans. Wrestling is a 12 month thing for Eller.

The summers are just as busy as Drew, and his brother Jackson, head to national meets to compete. This is when they take the next step in getting better. Wrestling the best in the nation will identify your weaknesses in a hurry.

"Without summer wrestling, i wouldn't be anywhere close to where i am today. I wrestled freestyle and greco-roman from the time i was six years old, which is a different style of wrestling, which is summer wrestling. It still will pay off just as much coming to the summer practices" said Drew Eller

The coaches treat off season wrestling to ingrain all the good techniques one needs to be successful. Like most sports now a days, this time of year can make or break you. Evans coach Rich Davis says this is the time guys master their craft.

"We've always wanted to have summer work outs just kind of like, just keeping up with your skills over the summer. Kids have to read in the summer so that they don't lose what they've learned in school. Athletes need to wrestle too. And it just keeps the rust off so that when they come back in October, they're not starting over from scratch" said Rich Davis

The Ellers are headed to New Orleans this weekend and for Drew, he's now ranked 7th in the nation in one poll, 11th in another.